Course Directory

ONLINE COURSE
Academic Communication | Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
Selection of online courses to help you improve your presentation skills and make your presentations more effective and engaging.
ONLINE COURSE
Research Methods | Research and Leadership Management
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
MANTRA is a free online course for those who manage digital data as part of their research project. This course introduces you to the concept of research data…
ONLINE COURSE
Research and Leadership Management | Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil
Video podcast of workshop given by Hugh Kearns, recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. The workshop helps you to understand…
ONLINE COURSE
Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
Ever had the feeling you are going to be found out? Hugh Kearns' video podcast on the imposter syndrome looks at the psychological research and outlines…
ONLINE COURSE
Research and Leadership Management | Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
An online course covering good research practice and the principles of responsible research, includes video clips and interactive exercises.
ONLINE COURSE
Research and Leadership Management
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
This playlist provides a general introduction to project management and provides tips and ideas for successfully managing projects.
ONLINE COURSE
Research and Leadership Management | Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
This video podcast given by Hugh Kearns will describe the most useful strategies that thousands of researchers have found helpful in balancing the many demands…
ONLINE COURSE
Research and Leadership Management | Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil
A PhD is a major undertaking yet many people spend more time planning a weekend away than they do planning the next three years of their life. This generally…
ONLINE COURSE
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
This 10 week online course is run by the Department of Continuing Education each term.
Personal and Career Development

Open to anyone considering applying for a PhD.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

VIEW (Venture Idea Exploration Workshop) is a free startup programme comprising two courses designed for teams of University of Oxford students, MBAs,…

Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students

Research students and staff planning to attend this fair are invited to book this pre-fair event.

Bibliographic and Computing Skills
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

Moving beyond the traditional bibliometrics of Journal Impact Factor and the author H Index, this 1 hour session discusses alternative metrics used to…

Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers

It is increasingly recognised that some social sciences research places exceptional emotional demands on the researcher, and that managing these emotional…

Research and Leadership Management | Personal and Career Development
Year 1 DPhil
This student led course covers what to expect as you embark on your DPhil studies and how to manage your first year effectively.
Research and Leadership Management | Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
An introductory session looking at the ethics review system in Oxford, common ethical issues which may arise, and advice on how to write an application for…
Research Methods | Bibliographic and Computing Skills
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers

An introduction to using RSS feeds and alerts to keep up to date with new research.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

Every innovator needs a well-rounded set of skills to help their venture to flourish, and our Skills Workshops have been designed to provide practical,…

Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students

Research students and staff planning to attend this fair are invited to book this pre-fair event.

Academic Communication | Research Methods
Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
A practical guide to the basics of writing about methods. Drawing on good (and bad) examples throughout, and interspersed with hands-on exercises, the course…
Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students

Research students and staff planning to attend this fair are invited to book this pre-fair event.

Bibliographic and Computing Skills
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

Google is often dismissed as being irrelevant to the academic literature search.

Bibliographic and Computing Skills
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers

The Bodleian's Weston Library has a wealth of resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture.

Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students

Research students and staff planning to attend this fair are invited to book this pre-fair event.

Bibliographic and Computing Skills
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, insert them into your work as in text citations or footnotes and automatically…

Academic Communication | Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers

A full day workshop on public engagement through the media with two experienced former BBC journalists.

Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students

Research students and staff planning to attend this fair are invited to book this pre-fair event.

Bibliographic and Computing Skills

Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice.

Research Funding
Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Course for late stage DPhils and Early Career Researchers who are designing a research project for grant submission.
Research Methods | Bibliographic and Computing Skills | Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research data.
Bibliographic and Computing Skills
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

An introduction to Oxford Libraries including guidance on which libraries to use; finding and using books, journals and other materials in print and online…

Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

This intensive workshop on producing effective CVs and Cover Letters is specifically for doctoral research students and research staff, whether they ar

Academic Communication | Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

As a DPhil student, how do you start thinking strategically about publications? From journal articles to edited book collections : where do you start?

Bibliographic and Computing Skills
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers

Zotero is a reference management tool that helps you build libraries of references and add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents using…

Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
The course provides an opportunity to think through planning and logistical aspects of fieldwork in a variety of scenario based exercises and trainer led…
Research Methods | Fieldwork
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of some key issues in methods design, conducting fieldwork, including collecting and managing data in the…

Research Methods | Bibliographic and Computing Skills
Doctoral Students | Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers
Interactive presentations and visualisations provide a unique exploratory tool for your research findings and data, suitable for both subject experts and a…
Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

Are you considering an academic career?

Academic Communication | Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers

Do you want to help shape policy in your field? Get your research noticed by people in power? Influence debate in the places where it matters?

Academic Communication | Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers | Established Academics & Researchers

Do you want to help shape policy in your field? Get your research noticed by people in power? Influence debate in the places where it matters?

Research Methods | Bibliographic and Computing Skills | Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students
A practical introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles,…
Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Interactive course run by the Careers Service for those planning to apply for academic jobs.
Academic Communication | Research Funding
Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

A key component of becoming a successful academic researcher is the ability to win funding for your research.

Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

This ‘conversation’ around gender, age and progression in academia will be an informal group discussion (facilitated by a careers adviser), with two gu

Personal and Career Development
Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

New job or direction in mind?  Do you want to brush up on the practicalities of preparing for interviews and presentations?

Research Funding
Doctoral Students | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers
Workshop giving the inside track on applying to the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme, relevant for late stage DPhils and ECRs with up to 5 years…
Research and Leadership Management
Year 1 DPhil | Year 2 DPhil | Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

Are you being invited by journal editors to review research manuscripts? Do you find reviewing a time-­‐consuming, difficult or stressful activity?

Public Engagement, Knowledge Exchange and Impact
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

Whether the idea of non-academic impact leaves you depressed, enthused or just plain confused, there’s no way of avoiding it in…

Personal and Career Development
Doctoral Students | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

 

Research Funding
Year 3+ DPhil | Post-docs & Early Career Researchers

This session is about understanding how to write a case for support for a funding application.